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CNN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
, even when president obama and house speaker john boehner were in the same room together like they were last night at the white house holiday reception for congress members, they didn't even speak. the president was asked about that today. >> speaker boehner was here at the white house last night for a christmas party. the two of you didn't even speak. what's it going to take to get the two of you in a room to hash this out? >> well, speaker boehner and i speak frequently, and i think the issue right now -- >> when? when will the two of you sit down in a room? >> you know, i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. >> as i mentioned, the american people want the people they elected to sit down together, work it out. a new gallup poll shows 62% want government leaders to compromise on the fiscal cliff. just 25% said they should stick to their principles. so why is it that this congress and this white house can't seem to get together and compromise on a deal? it certainly isn't the first time republicans and democrats haven't seen eye-to-eye on an important i
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
. >>> first, we have a 360 bulletin. >> speaker john boehner is telling house republicans not to make christmas break plans because they might have to work through the holiday on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the warning comes after president obama talked with boehner last night on the phone. sources say it was a tense conversation. experts warn of a new recession if a deal can't be reached in 20 days. >>> new jersey governor chris christie says it's ridiculous to say he couldn't be president because of his weight. he pushed back at his critics in an interview with abc's barbara walters. the republican governor is rumored to be considering a bid for the white house in 2016. >>> and, anderson, pope benedict xvi blessed his internet followers in his first tweet today. the pontiff has nearly 1 million followers on this english twitter page alone. and has many other accounts in several other languages. some say he is the coolest pope in history. >> isha, thanks very much. >>> a former u.s.afghanistan. now, his parents fear he may die in a mexican prison. they're pleading for his safe
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am PST
? >> reporter: they are a long way from a deal. but late today speaker boehner and president obama did speak to one another on the phone. now, this is an important development because it's the first time they've talked in a week about the fiscal cliff. i am told, though, that there was no real progress in negotiations. in this sense there was no breakthrough on that central point of tax rates. as you know, president obama insists there is no deal unless the gop agrees to raise rates on the top 2% of earners. the gop says that's a nonstarter. and the two men have not moved from that basic position. now, all of this comes at the same time treasury secretary geithner also said for the first time the administration would be willing to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop does not agree to raise those rates. this was treasury secretary geithner earlier today on cnbc. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest. remember, it's only 2%. all those a
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 10:00pm PST
. notice, though, he did not say he was married to a specific rate. as for house speaker boehner who he met with yesterday at the white house, he said the gop offer remains the same, no rate hikes. however, there were more signs over the weekend that republican unity may be cracking a little bit with a number of lawmakers who want to take the tax issue off the table asap. >> there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizes we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end. we have one house, that's it. the presidency and the senate is in the democrats' hands. a lot of people are putting forth a theory. i actually think it has merit. i actually am beginning to believe that's the best route for us to take. >> what we ought to be working on is the other 93% because even if you do what he wants to do on tax rates, you only affect 7% of the deficit. what we have done is spend ourselves into a hole. we're not going to raise taxes and borrow money and get out of it. so will i accept the tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
go over the cliff, you have to think wow, this isn't going to happen. john boehner has said we are putting the $800 billion on the table but we are going to aim it at the rich. yesterday the president offered the outlines of a deal that might work with the republicans. and that is raise the rates now and engage in the conversations next year on tax deductions and loop holes. and that is called base broadening. and that has been attached to lowering the rates. so what the president is saying, there is a way that we could raise the rates, we could lower them back down again next year. do you think they are over playing their hand here? i think that there are people around the president who are more interested or have a strong interest in using this as a way to humiliate republicans and pushing them to the brink. we'll have to wait and see how it plays out. there is a danger in second term of excessive pride. let's see this play out more. i believe they have enough to go into privategotiationnegotiatio. he is the leader of the people. they need to get off of that and sit down and get
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
about the gop counteroffer at this hour. we know president obama and house speaker boehner sat down for a no cameras meeting over the weekend. the competing offers come after both sides aired sharp differences on the house floor. watch. >> where are the president's spending cuts? the longer the white house slow walks this process the closer the economy gets to the fiscal cliff. >> where are the revenues? where are the revenues? regardless of the cuts or changes of entitlements more is demanded in terms of what seniors would have to pay in to a medicare and what age that would happen. while the republicans refuse to touch one hair on the head of a the wealthiest people in our country. >> when it comes to taxes the top senate republicans said it was time for his party to give in and move on. >> what the president is trying to the achieve on the top two tax rates, you know, he can get by doing nothing. the law is certainly stacked in his favor. >> sharing the view a tax increase is all but inevitable. senator coburn is joining us now. you have said the tax rates are going up on the wea
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00am PST
boehner meeting at the white house. new signs of give on both sides but can either side go far enough without losing their core of supporters? >>> welcome back "raw politics" now. 22 worried days until america goes off the fiscal cliff. or maybe 21 worrying days and one panicking night. there are signs even three weeks out that neither side really wants to push it to the very end. president obama today speaking at a truck engine plant in michigan said he's willing to give a little but he's not willing to compromise when it comes to higher taxes on the wealthiest americans. notice, though, he did not say he was married to a specific rate, such as all the way back to the clinton-era levels. as for house speaker boehner who he met with yesterday at the white house, he said the gop offer remains the same, no rate hikes. however, there were more signs over the weekend that republican unity may be cracking a little bit with a number of lawmakers who want to take the tax issue off the table asap. >> there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizes we don't have a lot of cards a
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
why he was even arrested. my interview with his parents ahead. first, isha? >>> john boehner is telling lawmakers not to make christmas plans. the warning comes after president obama talked about boehner on the phone last night. sources say it was a tense conversation. experts warn of a new recession if a deal can't be reached in 20 days. >>> new jersey governor chris christie says it's ridiculous to say that he couldn't be president because of his weight. the republican governor is rumored to be considering a bid for the white house in 2016. >>> and pope benedict xvi blessed his followers in his first tweet today. he now has one million followers on this twitter page alone and many more account in several other languages. some saying that he's the coolest pope in history. >> isha, thank you. >>> a former u.s. marine served iraq and afghanistan and now his parents fear that he may die in a mexican prison. they are pleading for his safe return after what was a surfing trip. johnny hammar's story just ahead. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus
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